SPC to offer scholarships to obtain a Google certificate

PINELLAS COUNTY — St. Petersburg College has received a $100,000 grant from Jobs for the Future, Inc. (JFF) to provide unemployed and underemployed residents a scholarship to earn a Google IT Support Professional Certificate. In as little as three months, students can complete the self-paced program fully online.

This flexible certificate prepares completers for an entry-level role as an Information Technology Support Specialist. They will gain job-ready skills to start or advance their career in IT, which offers opportunities to work remotely or in person.

The program is entirely developed by Google. After completion, students will be connected with employer-partners who participate in the Google IT Hiring Consortium.

“In order to help Pinellas County’s economy to recover, we must provide accessible workforce training solutions that quickly prepare our community members for well-paying jobs that are in high demand,” said SPC Dean of Workforce Development Michael Ramsey. “This new program is designed to help people that are having a tough time right now to enter a growing career field that will enable them to better provide for themselves and their families.”

To qualify for the scholarship, applicants must:

  • Complete the application here: stpe.co/googleit
  • Be 18 years or older
  • Be unemployed or underemployed

Scholarship opportunities are limited and are awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information, contact Dan Fumano at fumano.dan@spcollege.edu.

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